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Local News

  • Vacant district school board seat will be filled by election

    Michael Mullins stepped down from the Marion County Board of Education on May 21. Mullins was the District 2 board member.
    According to Chapter 160.190 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes, the vacancy should be filled within 90 days after the vacancy occurs. Officially, the Kentucky Department of Education considered the seat vacant as of May 30.
    When a vacancy occurs, the local school district advertises the opening. The Marion County Board of Education advertised the vacant District 2 seat in the June 18 and June 25 editions of the Enterprise.

  • Local doctor files complaint against Kentucky Sportsmen

    Dr. James Angel has filed a lawsuit against the League of Kentucky Sportsmen, accusing them of conspiring against him and making false statements to defame him.
    The 10-page complaint was filed on Angel’s behalf Aug. 11 in Marion Circuit Court. The defendants named in the complaint are the league, Mark Nethery of Louisville and Mark Meredith of Munfordville.

  • City workers replacing grates in effort to combat flooding

    Late last month, city employees removed debris from a collapsed section of the storm sewer line at the intersection of Main Street and South Spalding Avenue as part of the effort to reduce flooding in downtown Lebanon.
    In spite of their efforts, some downtown businesses still experienced flooding as a result of an Aug. 11 rainstorm.
    City Administrator John O. Thomas said Lebanon received 2.4 inches of rain in 22 minutes during that storm. That's a rate of more than 6.5 inches per hour.

  • Marion County Country Ham Days is Sept. 27-28

    Once again this year, the Marion County Chamber of Commerce will be getting together with its buddies and cookin’ up a few pounds of ham for the Marion County Country Ham Days celebration.
    This year, we celebrate Sept. 27-28.

  • The heart of the matter

    Picture this: You’re at the grocery store in the cereal aisle when a woman next to you suddenly drops to the floor. Her heart isn’t beating. She isn’t breathing.
    Would you know what to do?

  • Accident claims the life of an 11-year-old boy in Mercer County

    By Pam Wright
    The Advocate-Messenger

    HARRODSBURG — An 11-year-old boy was killed Sunday following a two-vehicle accident in Mercer County.
    Tristan Yeager, a passenger in a car driven by his mother, Misty Yeager, was pronounced dead on the scene as a result of his injuries.

  • Lawmaker's bill would let homeschool, private-school students play sports at public schools

    By Valarie Honeycutt Spears
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    A bill prefiled this month in Kentucky's General Assembly is not the first that state Rep. Stan Lee, R-Lexington, has introduced to allow homeschooled children to participate in athletics at public middle and high schools.
    But Kentucky High School Athletic Association Commissioner Julian Tackett said the legislation for 2015 "would fundamentally alter high school athletics in the state."

  • Mitch McConnell and Alison Grimes both tell untruths

    By Joseph Gerth
    The Courier-Journal

    The email came from the Alison Lundergan Grimes campaign Wednesday afternoon noting that the nonpartisan PolitiFact had taken to task Sen. Mitch McConnell and his wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, for a whopper in McConnell's latest television commercial.
    The fact-checking organization had determined that despite what Chao said in the ad, McConnell really didn't support a stronger version of the Violence Against Women Act when he voted against a version of it that passed last year.

  • Social media post helps police identify woman suspected of gas drive offs

    By Jennifer Corbett
    Landmark News Service

    Not too long after posting a video on Facebook of a woman suspected of several gas drive-offs, Bardstown Police began receiving tips from the public identifying the suspect.
    “Within an hour, we were receiving info on who she was,” said Police Chief Rick McCubbin. “It didn’t take long at all.”
    As of Friday afternoon, police have not publicly identified the woman because formal misdemeanor theft charges have not yet been filed against her.

  • School board to consider raising tax rate

    The Marion County Board of Education will be setting its property tax rates for 2014 later this month.
    Last year, the school board set its tax rate at 53.8 cents per $100 of real and personal property.
    The board has scheduled a public hearing to consider increasing that rate to 55.7 cents per $100 of real and personal property for this year. That hearing is scheduled for 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at the board office.
    Lisa Caldwell, chief financial officer for Marion County Public Schools, presented a report on tax rate options during the board's Aug. 12 meeting.